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Platja de Punta Prima
Sant Lluís
Vigilance medium
Blue flag
Forecast for waves
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Platja de Punta Prima

Platja de Punta Prima is situated at six kilometres from Sant Lluís (the only urban centre founded by the French in the 18th century), located between Punta des Marbres and Prima, as well as next to the village with the same name and Torre de Son Ganxo. From its coast you can see the small island s'Illot de Cagaire and the island s'Illa de l'Aire.

This beach is the result of a large and open sea inlet with low rocky areas, with residential houses that reach the coastline. It is quite big, with a sandy ground with seaweed in some areas and submarine vegetation on the sides, it is exposed to a moderate swell as well as to the wind from the southeast-south, it has a gentle slope, crystal clear water, and it is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not good because of the sandbanks in this bay. In the eastern-north-eastern area there is a stony coast with flagstones in the sea that give the name of Punta Prima or Cap de l'Engany/Enganyó. This is why the navigator is recommended to stay at more than a hectometre of distance from the coastal stretch between the eastern headland and Cala d'Alcalfar.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport during the summer season.

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Tourist Information - Menorca

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Phones
  • Showers
  • Rents
Municipality information Sant Lluís

The municipality of Sant Lluís is situated in the southeast of Menorca, at 50 metres above the sea level. This territory has lots of canyons (Rafalet, Biniparratx, Binisafúller and Alcaufar), as a result of the action of the torrents.

The urban centre of this municipality was founded during the short French domination (1756-1763), although the construction of the church was only begun (1761) with the avocation of the saint Louis IX, king of France. This is the origin of the name of this village, the octagonal form and the name of the streets. The territory is been used for agriculture for a long time, since the 18th century, as can be seen by the farmhouses, typical for the landscape of the municipality of Sant Lluís, like Binifadet, ses Barraques, es Pou Nou, es Consell, Torret, s'Ullestrar, Biniali, Caules, Torret de Dalt, Alcaufar Vell and Binissafúller d'en Moysi. Along its territory there are examples of medieval rural defense towers (square form) to resist the attacks of the pirates, like Talaia Grossa, one of the oldest of the island. There are also vigilance and defense towers of the coast (conic), built right on the coastline, like Punta Prima or Alcaufar.

Its cultural variety includes Binisafullet Nou (spectacular prehistoric settlement), es Pujol (talaiot); playing joc de bolla (similar to boules) or eating the typical dish, the soup oliaigua with tomato.
The municipality has 7 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    200 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    75 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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